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February seems to be going by a lot faster than January. The 14th day of the month is practically here, which means if you haven’t already picked up a Valentine’s Day gift, you better soon. Annabelle wanted to get her Mom and Dad gifts this year, so even though Brandon and I don’t exchange gifts, we get a little something anyways. Parents are always gifting each other through their kids, right? If you are trying to come up with an easy last minute Valentine’s Day gift for someone you love, here are a few great ideas.
Create Handprint Art
I love painting canvases with my daughters that capture the size of their hand, feet, or age. Homemade art projects double as decorative memorabilia you can display year after year. This Valentine’s Day, make a Handprint Valentine’s Day craft with your children and gift a family member or friend something that lasts forever.
Make Homemade Dinner or Dessert
We all know the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. Whenever I can make a favorite meal for a loved one, it brings me great joy. For Valentine’s Day, cook or bake your sweetheart’s favorite dish. If you’re not the best chef, surprise someone with a To-Go order from a local restaurant or bakery.
Assemble a Memory/Photo Album
Since most of the photos our society takes of special moments are captured on our phones (and then posted to the internet), there has been a decline in printed photo albums. I absolutely love being able to look through old photographs from my childhood and hope that my children can do the same someday. Make a memory or photo album for a loved one – whether it is a montage of your best times together or focused on one event, I guarantee the gift will be cherished.
Write a Love Letter
There is nothing more meaningful than a handwritten note. Since the first of the month, I’ve been writing my daughters and husband little love letters every day. Annabelle wakes up each morning excited to read her new heart note, as well as her sister’s and Daddy’s. “You’re brilliant,” “I love the way you protect our daughters,” and “Your laughter makes our days bright” are just a few compliments I’ve given my family! Take the time to write a love letter to your Valentine!
Give a Gift Card
A last minute Valentine’s Day gift for ANYONE is a gift card. Who doesn’t love free money to spend? Paired with a handwritten heartfelt note a gift card is an easy idea for teachers, friends, parents, kids or even grandparents!
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Caitlin Houston is a Connecticut based life and style blogger.